wanted to share the idea that came while reading this part of the book:::
the four Angels bear some resemblance to the idea of the four 'Royal Stars', ancient Guardians of the '4 Quarters' of the Sky:
North: Fomalhaut, which name literally means "the Fish's Mouth" (the largest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus)
--- the scryer 'enters' the vision here, i.e. it starts from the North; the book says AMBZ - enumerates to 50 (hebrew values, as Jim introduced) -- among other things, the idea of entering 'into the belly of the beast' [the deep subconscious that leads to the collective unconscious] comes to mind...
East: Aldebaran, which literally means "eye of the Bull"
--- the idea we get here is 'central point', and the Sun; in the vision, above all the other images there is "a Golden Sun, having an eye, whence a greath Light"
South: Regulus, meaning "little king" (in Greece, basiliskos aster (Little King star); in Rome, Basilica Stella)
--- the symbolism of Light and Love, but also that of the Son/Sun, is emphasized in the vision.
West: Antares, also called "the Heart of the Scorpion"
--- a flaming book in the vision, "Within was drawn a fiery scorpion, yet cold withal"...
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"Write, & find ecstasy in writing! Work, & be our bed in working! Thrill with the joy of life & death! Ah! thy death shall be lovely: whoso seeth it shall be glad. Thy death shall be the seal of the promise of our age long love. Come! lift up thine heart & rejoice! We are one; we are none."